Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Post by Ron Reynolds

In spite of the best efforts of government and politicians to make everyone equal, it's inequality that prevails not just on earth, but throughout the universe as well.

Stay with me on this subject - I promise not to get too carried away with technical information, and my objective is to get to a point that will make sense and that will help you see and better understand some things that can help in understanding people and their role in helping you build your business.

The nearest "star" to planet earth is called Alpha Centauri; actually, it's the fourth brightest star in the sky, but it's not just one star, it's three, but to the naked eye, it appears to be just one. While it's the nearest star to earth - other than our own sun, which is a "star," -- it is about 4.3 light years away. To put that distance in perspective, a light year is the speed at which light travels, which is 186,000 miles per second. Think about that; if you were traveling at the speed of light, in one second, you would go 186,000 miles. If you were in a plane that could reach such a speed, at about 35,000 feet, you could go around the entire earth and pass over New York City about six times in one second!

Now, if you were traveling at the speed of light, it would take you 4.3 years to get to Alpha Centauri. Our own moon, by comparison, is a mere 236,000 miles away; when the astronautics went there, it took about three days to get there, traveling through space at about 17,000 miles per hour, not 186,000 miles per second.

By the standards of how large "space" and the universe are, the distance to the moon isn't very far at all. Since it's as close as it is, here's an interesting question; since the moon and earth are so very close, why is the moon so barren and lifeless, without any large quantities of water, and full of craters from space debris that have crashed into it over the eons, how do we explain our own planet - earth - having abundant water, warmth from the sun, and life and multiple forms of vegetation that has made it extraordinarily unique compared to the moon? We both are exposed to the same sun, we're pretty much in "the same place in the universe," and yet one flourishes and the other is a barren rock whose only purpose is to exert its gravitational influence upon our own planet and make the tides of our oceans rise and recede with perfect regularity. Why didn't the moon derive the same benefits as did earth, since we're both exposed to the same influences? Why didn't life arise on the moon over all those years just as the earth did? Scientists tell us that something collided with the earth millions of years ago, and the collision was so massive that the explosion caused earth to become consumed by fire, and a piece of the earth debris flew into space and began to spin around and that debris over millions of years cooled off as our earth finally did, and it became our moon. That means both earth and moon "cooled off" beginning at the same time, and yet life exists on earth in abundance and the moon is a rock.

Even space is not equal in how it makes one planet thrive and another is nothing. That?s the way it is with people; some do and some don't; some will and some won't, and any effort we make to have everything equal won't work. Look for those who dream big and who want their lives to get better so their life will flourish, and don't be unduly influenced by those who - in spite of their promises - seem to be content with being a moon.

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